Zuni Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Cocaine Trafficking Offense
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 03, 2011|
ALBUQUERQUE—Today in federal court in Albuquerque, Devon Wyaco, 20, of the Pueblo of Zuni, New Mexico, pled guilty to count one of a three-count indictment charging him with possession cocaine with intent to distribute under a plea agreement with the United States Attorney’s Office. At sentencing, Wyaco faces a maximum penalty of 20 years of imprisonment and up to five years of supervised release. Wyaco remains on conditions of release under pretrial supervision has been in federal custody since his arrest on March 15, 2011, and remains detained pending his sentencing hearing, which has yet to be scheduled.
United States Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales said that Wyaco was charged with violating the federal narcotics laws on November 6, 2010 on the Pueblo of Zuni. In entering his plea, Wyaco admitted possession of approximately 3.47 grams of cocaine with the intention of delivering it to another person. Under the terms of the plea agreement, counts two and three of the indictment will be dismissed after Wyaco is sentenced.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Zuni Pueblo Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jack E. Burkhead.